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    Dull Edged M48 Yugoslavian bayonet

    I found and bought yet another M48 Yugoslavian bayonet. However, I found this one odd because the edge of the blade is unground to a final edge. I've never had one with this condition.

    It does have all the correct markings so I'm not sure what gives with this. Any ideas or is this completely normal?

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    I would dig mine out if I knew where they were. I think it was pretty standard for bayonets to be un-sharpened. Probably the sharpened ones were done in the field. There are exceptions to this like Japanicon that sharpened half of the blade. I have to dig out my WWI bayonets soon, if I come across my M48 bayonets in the process I'll let you know how they are.

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    Mine was the same way when I got it about 2008. From what I understand it was left up tp the soldier./

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn243 View Post
    I think it was pretty standard for bayonets to be un-sharpened.
    This is what I have been reading. From what I gather they were not supposed to be sharpened. Of course, I have this information only from the magic of the internet, nothing from official documents or service manuals.
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    I had a brand new K98icon with an Argentineicon crest I think...back in about 1979. The whole thing had come in a huge shipment with cleaning kits and bayonets...and the bayonet was un-sharpened. Certain bayonets are issued sharp and he rest are left dull until wartime. Then the first few inches need edge while the rest doesn't matter. The 1907 was a classic, had an edge done by the armorers for the first few inches so too much metal wasn't removed by the troops. I don't think this one is different.

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